The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is the oldest institution of legal education in Ireland.


The syllabus covers the following subjects and activities:

1. Remedies and Quantum

2. Practice and Procedure:

  • Civil Practice and Procedure
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure
  • Evidence

3. Legal Skills:

  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Consultation
  • Opinion Writing
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research

4. Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Practice Management

5. Participation in Mock Trials

6. Attendance at Courts, Tribunals and Other Specialist Bodies

7. Advanced Study of Specialised Areas of Practice (students have a choice of subjects from which they must choose two)

Options currently available include:

Employment Law; Company Law Litigation; Immigration & Asylum; Family Law; Landlord & Tenant and Conveyancing; Planning & Environmental Law; Advanced Irish; Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Also read : Legal Practitioners (Irish Language) Act 2008

 Skill Development : 

  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Consultation
  • Opinion Writing
  • Legal and legislative drafting
  • Case Preparation